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Min

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I have 15 years of experience teaching Chinese in public schools in both China and the States. My major was Chinese language and literature. In the States, I have worked with elementary school students from K1 through G6 for 6 years. At the meantime, I taught G7 students Chinese in a weekend Chinese school. I am very experienced working with students of all ages. I get along well with people naturally. I am a positive, caring, and easy-going person. I like to read, travel, play guitar and watch movies.
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Min’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Yunnan Normal University - Bachelors, Chinese Literature

Hobbies

reading, watching movies, traveling, playing guitar.

Tutoring Subjects

Conversational Mandarin

Languages

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 2

Mandarin Chinese 3

Mandarin Chinese 4


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Listening, speaking, reading and writing will be practiced in every class.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Introduce myself and get to know the student. Understand the student's expectation.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Encourage student practice as much as possible. I may assign an after-class worksheet.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I let the student know about every single progression he/she makes.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I strive to understand what the student struggling with about reading first. Then, I design a lesson plan specifically for that.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Find a connection and build up the trust.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Give the student a sense of control.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Set up a goal before each class, and review the goal after.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Make sure that the student knows about all progress he/she makes.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I'd set up an assessment.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Videos, songs, hand gestures, flash cards, body movements, and pair practice.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I work to understand the student's needs completely, and prepare properly.